Our 1st Solar Eclipse of the Year is tomorrow April 29th. Unfortunately, we won't be able to see it here in North America, as the moon's shadow will cover the Earth in only parts of the Sourthern Hemisphere. For more information check out the following websites:
The North Penn Planetarium is now on Twitter! If you would like to learn about astronomy and get information on upcoming events in the planetarium here at North Penn, then follow us at @NPplanetarium!
With so much snow on the ground right now we forget that the Winter Sky is one of the most beautiful skies of the year. When we do get a clear sky there are a number of bright constellations, like Orion, Auriga, Gemini, Canis Major and Taurus waiting for you to find. Jupiter is also bright in our sky right now, giving you a chance to find the 4 Galilean Moons, Io, Europa, Calisto and Ganymede. When Galilieo first discovered those 4 objects were orbiting a distant world, there was finally evidence that the Earth was not the center of the universe. So I hope you get a chance on a clear night to look up and see what our sky has to offer!
The North Penn School District would like to welcome you to the North Penn Planetarium. Our planetarium features a state of the art 30 foot dome and can seat up to 57 people. We offer programming that caters to all ages featuring presentations that focus on such things as our changing night sky, the seasonal sun and the moon, as well as many other aspects of our sky.
If you have some questions for Mr. Bauman, the Planetarium Director, check out the Ask Mr. B! link on the left. You can also check out the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day by clicking on the NASA link on the left. You will also find a link for a feedback form. If you have attended a program at the planetarium, please take a few minutes to fill out the form so that we can hear about your experience and work to make our programs the most enjoyable and educational that we can. Please check out the link to request use of the planetarium for a private function/group. You will find information about our fee structure and the programs that we offer, as well as a form to submit for reserving the planetarium. After you submit your form, I will be in touch as soon as I am able to confirm dates, times and the programing.
Keep checking back frequently as we continue to update our website!
See you in the stars!
North Penn Planetarium
Last Modified on April 28, 2014